Cell Phone Posts Here!!

bdcolenbdcolen CaptureRealityRegistered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
edited January 23, 2010 in Street and Documentary
Okay, having gotten my butt kicked over the past 12 hours, I might as well keep it out there...so I'm starting this off. Here are a couple offerings, and a link to my entire collection, all shot with Blackberry Tour, 2.5 mgp, for this exercise:


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And here's the whole lot10237027_8UPMb#705838192_wa7Gg
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"He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

"The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed

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  • thoththoth Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,085 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    Here is my sole offering B.D. Due to an unexpectedly busy couple weeks I wasn't able to get many shots of any kind. But, I haven't missed an assignment yet so I'll at least post this one! thumb.gif

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    Thanks for the assignment, B.D. I hope to take a more advantage of it after things settle down a bit.
    Travis
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    thoth wrote:
    Here is my sole offering B.D. Due to an unexpectedly busy couple weeks I wasn't able to get many shots of any kind. But, I haven't missed an assignment yet so I'll at least post this one! thumb.gif

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    Thanks for the assignment, B.D. I hope to take a more advantage of it after things settle down a bit.

    Nice!rolleyes1.gif I like the way you used the booth to hem her into the photo - though I really, really don't want to know what those snaky things are...rolleyes1.gifrolleyes1.gif
    [email protected]
    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
  • thoththoth Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,085 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    bdcolen wrote:
    Nice!rolleyes1.gif I like the way you used the booth to hem her into the photo - though I really, really don't want to know what those snaky things are...rolleyes1.gifrolleyes1.gif
    Haha, thanks B.D. The snaky things pale in comparison to whatever is on the bottom of that glass! :D
    Travis
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    Laughing.gif was there a limit?
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    Liz A.
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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    B.D.,
    Your photo #5 isn't showing--just the ...etc.  Can you fix it?    Shawn, Thank you. I'm going to hold off on commenting til the end, til everyone posts.
    Liz A.
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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,360 moderator
    edited November 9, 2009
    B.D.,
    Your photo #5 isn't showing--just the ...etc.  Can you fix it?

    Fixed.
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    I get the feeling this image doesn't work, but I like the painterly look the cell phone image gives me.

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    Agreed - on both counts. This illustrated the difficulty in figuring out how to deal with the limitations of your equipment.:D
    [email protected]
    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    Wow, I love number 6.

    Great stuff Liz !!!

    1, 4, and maybe six. One is really nice - The funny thing is it might not work as well if it was technically perfect. And you might not have been willing to shoot it. Six is okay - There I wish you had had better equipment. rolleyes1.gif
    [email protected]
    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
  • sara505sara505 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,684 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    I've been busy this week, only had one opportunity - a rainy day - here are mine. Well, I'm also adding my first post, from before I knew not to submit until this week (probably my best shot). I enjoyed this exercise - back to basics. I even like the poor quality. It's just another way of seeing. Sometimes, I deliberately give my eyes a rest - take out my contacts, leave my glasses at home, and walk around looking at the world "fuzzy -" I like it. It makes me use my other senses.

    Anyway, here they are.

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    2. One more from that first day:

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    A few from the only other day I got out there:
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  • sara505sara505 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,684 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
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    BD - you are SO messing with my head with this one! All familiar landmarks - my hood! - but everything is inside out and backwards!!
  • baldmountainbaldmountain Spur of the moment... Registered Users Posts: 192 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    Eh, not happy but here is what I have up to today...

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    geoff
  • spb13spb13 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 133 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,235 Major grins
    edited November 9, 2009
    I never knew so many phones shot in B&W mwink.gifrolleyes1.gif

    I'll try to post mine tonight.
  • thoththoth Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,085 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2009
    michswiss wrote:
    I never knew so many phones shot in B&W mwink.gifrolleyes1.gif

    I'll try to post mine tonight.
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    It's the darndest things isn't it? clap.gif
    Travis
  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 3,050 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2009
    Sony-Ericsson Xperia X1

    Somewhere between Brussels and New York:

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    Somewhere between New York and San Diego:

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    Las Vegas:

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  • baldmountainbaldmountain Spur of the moment... Registered Users Posts: 192 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2009
    michswiss wrote:
    I never knew so many phones shot in B&W mwink.gifrolleyes1.gif


    I had to. It was a moral imperative. :D

    http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=149739
    geoff
  • ruttrutt Cave canem! Registered Users Posts: 6,511 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2009
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    If not now, when?
  • Tina ManleyTina Manley Major grins Registered Users Posts: 179 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2009
    This is as urban as it gets around here!



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    Tina
    www.tinamanley.com
  • Wil DavisWil Davis Thaumaturgist… Registered Users Posts: 1,692 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2009
    "OK, now when I nod my head, hit it as hard as you can…"

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    - Wil
    "…………………" - Marcel Marceau
  • sara505sara505 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,684 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2009
    This is as urban as it gets around here!



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    Tina
    www.tinamanley.com

    Like the shot, like the grain.
  • baldmountainbaldmountain Spur of the moment... Registered Users Posts: 192 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2009
    One more that I took at lunch...

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    geoff
  • baldmountainbaldmountain Spur of the moment... Registered Users Posts: 192 Major grins
    edited November 13, 2009
    I took this one during my lunch time walk just a mile or two outside Boston city limits...

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    geoff
  • BradfordBennBradfordBenn Constantly Amazed Registered Users Posts: 2,506 Major grins
    edited November 13, 2009
    I took this one while out for a walk with the dog at Cobus Park in Indiana last week. Straight out of Blackberry....

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    -=Bradford

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  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,235 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2010
    I think I might have missed the "Use By" date for this, but here are a couple of shots from my phone around the time of the exercise. No post processing.

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    I've just broken my resolution of not posting any images before Feb. At least they are not fresh. Also, I think we should all try to keep shooting with our phones. One shot a month, ok?
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2010
    michswiss wrote:
    I think I might have missed the "Use By" date for this, but here are a couple of shots from my phone around the time of the exercise. No post processing.

    1)
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    2)
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    I've just broken my resolution of not posting any images before Feb. At least they are not fresh. Also, I think we should all try to keep shooting with our phones. One shot a month, ok?

    There's something about the cell phone camera that really frees you up, Jen. Both of these are better than a good number of your regular posts. It may be that using the cell phone camera gives you the confidence/ability to get close. It may also free you from formalizing the photos - you're just seeing something and going for it. Really niceclap.gifclap.gif
    (None of which is intended to suggest that you haven't been producing some great stuff with your regular equipment - it's just that there is something quite special about these two - particularly the first one.)
    [email protected]
    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,235 Major grins
    edited January 23, 2010
    bdcolen wrote:
    There's something about the cell phone camera that really frees you up, Jen. Both of these are better than a good number of your regular posts. It may be that using the cell phone camera gives you the confidence/ability to get close. It may also free you from formalizing the photos - you're just seeing something and going for it. Really niceclap.gifclap.gif
    (None of which is intended to suggest that you haven't been producing some great stuff with your regular equipment - it's just that there is something quite special about these two - particularly the first one.)

    I'm working to curtail my late night posting of images, so hopefully the ratio of average shots with my regular equipment will decrease. I'm curious though, are most of my shots too formalistic? I can be obsessive and it's possible that it's bleeding into how I compose and crop.
  • bdcolenbdcolen CaptureReality Registered Users Posts: 3,804 Major grins
    edited January 23, 2010
    michswiss wrote:
    I'm working to curtail my late night posting of images, so hopefully the ratio of average shots with my regular equipment will decrease. I'm curious though, are most of my shots too formalistic? I can be obsessive and it's possible that it's bleeding into how I compose and crop.

    Don't start obsessing.rolleyes1.gif Many of your regular shots are wonderful, and formalism is fine. But look at the scene in the first of these phone shots, look at the composition, the positioning of the feet, the forms. This is much looser than your usual work. And the second shot is - much closer. rolleyes1.gif
    [email protected]
    "He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan

    "The more ambiguous the photograph is, the better it is..." Leonard Freed
  • sara505sara505 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,684 Major grins
    edited January 23, 2010
    michswiss wrote:
    I think I might have missed the "Use By" date for this, but here are a couple of shots from my phone around the time of the exercise. No post processing.

    1)
    770594295_w5MrB-XL.jpg
    2)
    770599846_BgfHA-XL.jpg

    I've just broken my resolution of not posting any images before Feb. At least they are not fresh. Also, I think we should all try to keep shooting with our phones. One shot a month, ok?

    I like both of these. I love the gesture in the first - the girl leaning into the boy. I like the look of fatigue/impatience on the woman in the subway juxtaposed with the man checking his watch. Tells the whole story RE riding on public transportation, imo.
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